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APC & ANOR
V.
OBASEKI & ORS

(2021) JELR 108815 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.CV/376/2021 ·  28 May 2021 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
Ejembi Eko, JSC Mohammed Lawal Garba, JSC Abdu Aboki, JSC Tijjani Abubakar, JSC Emmanuel Akomaye Agim, JSC

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
1st defendant
1st respondent
university of ibadan
trial court
3rd defendant
electoral act
statement of claim
form ec9
lower court
constitution of the federal republic of nigeria
appellant
case of the appellants
29th june
educational documents
false information
notice of appeal
university of ibadan degree certificate
2nd respondent
false certificate
false certificates
burden of proof
edo state governorship election
effective date of award
evidence of dw1
falsification of documents
following briefs
following issues
said judgment
3rd cross-respondent
advance level waec certificate
appeal no. sc
credible evidence
cross-appellant
forged certificate
form of the university degree
judgment of the court of appeal
judgment of the federal high court
leading judgment
light of the circumstances of this case
said judgment of the court of appeal
statement of claim state
university degree

EMMANUEL AKOMAYE AGIM, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal No. SC/CV/376/2021 was commenced on 30-3-2021 when the appellant herein filed a notice of appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Appeal No. CA/A/71/2021 delivered on 18-3-2021 dismissing the applicant's appeal to it against the judgment of the Federal High Court delivered on 9-1-2021 in suit No. FHC/B/CS/74/2020 and affirming the said judgment.

The notice of appeal contains 24 grounds for the appeal.

The 1st respondent to this appeal, on 31-3-2021 filed a notice of cross appeal against the said judgment of the Court of Appeal. The notice of Cross Appeal contains two grounds for the Cross Appeal.

In respect of the appeal, the following briefs were filed - appellant's brief, 1st respondent's brief, 2nd respondent's brief and appellant's replies to the 1st and 2nd respondent's brief.

Learned counsel for the 3rd Cross-Respondent stated that the 3rd respondent filed no brief.

​In respect of the cross app…

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